Meghalaya Polls: EC Chief Jyoti to visit the state to review Poll-preparedness

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Story highlights

  • The Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) to visit Meghalaya on Friday
  • His visit to the state is to take a stock of Poll-preparedness
  • He will be accompanied by a full bench of Election Commission

Meghalaya is scheduled for the Legislative Assembly Elections next year as the five-year term of the state assembly will expire on March 6. For this, the election commission to conduct elections in the state and now the CEC AK Jyoti is to visit the state to review the poll-preparedness.

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The Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) AK Jyoti to visit Meghalaya on Friday with a full bench of EC officers to take a stock of the preparations in the state ahead of the Assembly Elections.

CEC will be accompanied by the two Election Commissioners Om Prakash Rawat and Sunil Arora along with the team. The five-year term of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will expire on March 6.

As Meghalaya is set to constitute its 10th, five-year tenure of the Assembly, the election commission is also prepared to conduct elections for the formation of the government in the state.

For the purpose, a team of Election Commission is visiting the state today to have a review on the poll-preparedness done by the state election officers(ECO) who is responsibility bearers in the state for all the poll-related matters.

Giving away the information of this visit, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said the Election Commission officials will review the poll preparedness with Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police along with Divisional Commissioners.

The Commission will also hold a separate meeting with Central Armed Police Forces and Income Tax officials.

Giving away the further information, he said, they would also hold meetings with Chief Secretary Y. Tsering, Principal Secretary Home M.S. Rao and Director General of Police Swaraj Bir Singh

The Election Commission officials will also meet leaders of political parties, he added.

Last week, a five-member team of the Election Commission headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar took stock of the state preparedness for the assembly elections.

The team expressed satisfaction and said preparatory arrangements for Assembly election was on track.

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